The lawsuit, started in California, claims Mediatek has breached Via patent 6,459,665 - which relates to DVD, CD-ROM, CD-RW and CD-RW DVD combination controller products.
This is not the first salvo in this legal barrage. Legal howitzers have already been fired, as you can see from the links below.
For those interested in such things, the patent covers signal compensation for high speed optical storage devices, and can be found here.
Via alleges that this patent, which is intended to speed up optical storage devices, is breached by Mediatek products.
It wants an injunction to prevent such devices being imported into the United States, and could also press for destruction of stock already in place in that country. µ
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